Fifth Wheels

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Greater Stability and More Space

This camping trailer affectionately nicknamed a “Fiver” is a favorite of many, especially those taking extended trips or traveling full time in their RV. The prominent overhang resting above the tow truck bed is frequently employed as a bedroom suite, or, more recently, a living room or even a kitchen.  

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The “fifth wheel” in the name refers to the U-shaped coupling mounted onto the cargo bed of the tow truck. A pin-box on the front of the fifth wheel camping trailer locks onto the fifth wheel coupling on the truck. It’s similar to the device found on over-the-road tractors hauling commercial semi-trailers.

General Specs:

Length: Approximately 25 to 40 feet

Sleeps: Up to 10

Some of the advantages of a fifth wheel camping trailer include: 

  • Unequaled amount of storage for large, bulky items with the addition of the “pass-thru” area in the basement
  • Very stable towing due to the fifth wheel hitch centering some of the weight of the RV directly over the rear axle of the tow truck  
  • Many equipped with an auto-leveling system for easy setup
  • The split-level design creates separate living spaces and added privacy
  • Multiple slide-outs for kitchen, living area, bedroom and wardrobes
  • Variety of floorplan layouts with bunkhouse models and models with dedicated office/hobby space
  • Higher ceilings for more headspace and taller cabinets
  • Once unhitched at the campsite, you have your vehicle for side trips

Frequently Asked Questions About Fifth Wheels

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